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Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2018)San Francisco, California, United States

Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2018)

San Francisco | California | United States

Massdrop Engineering is a small, fast-moving team dedicated to fundamentally changing the way enthusiast communities buy and interact online. We're looking to add capacity to our team with promising interns who can ramp up quickly and make meaningful contributions to our technology.

Who You Are

As a full-stack Software Engineer Intern, you will need to learn quickly to be able to add value to our projects over your relatively short time here. The ideal candidate should be strong in a majority of the bullet points below:
  • Savvy technologist who can learn new tech quickly.
  • Humble and excited to learn from a seasoned engineering leaders.
  • Have some prior experience working on web development projects.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication.
  • Can strike a good balance between self-investigation and asking for help.
  • Bonus: Familiarity with React.js and Node.js.

Timeline for Success

First 2-4 Weeks
Ramp up and become proficient on our existing Javascript stack and codebase (React, Node, Express, Redis, MySQL):
- Fix an array of bugs designed to give you a tour of our systems
- Complete small/medium size technical projects

Next 2 Months
Participate in our development roadmap, building systems and features for any of our top-level projects (Website, Messaging, Platform). Embrace and master team processes. Get familiar with your coworkers. Gain expertise in our technology, demonstrate proficiency and establish credibility within the team through your strong performance and contributions.

Examples of Past Projects Completed by Interns:
  • Developed internal calendar tool for scheduling product sales - now used by the entire Commerce department!
  • Rebuild our discussion system
  • Build a new sorting algorithm to highlight new products since last user visit
  • Developed method to trigger community subscriptions from our email links
  • Build react-native mobile app prototype
  • Revamped our First Time User Experience (FTUE)

Who We Are

Massdrop puts community first. We create high-quality, custom gear, apparel, and products inspired and designed by our online communities. We provide over 5 million members a place to connect, discuss, buy products together, and learn about the things that are important to them.

The engineering team contains of a number of seasoned developers who have scaled web apps beyond 10M daily active users. We have seen a lot of what doesn't work in our past engineering teams and distilled the right practices and processes to ensure a healthy, sane, and efficient work environment. We're all about quality engineering, not big egos; the best ideas win here.

If this sounds like the right environment for you to continue your software engineering career, then please submit an application. We'd love to talk with you!

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